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Science Lesson Plans for Third Grade

Science Lesson Plans for Third Grade

Let’s Read English is an online student-paced learning system for students in preschool through middle school. It is well-known as a third-grade online school curriculum, afterschool improvement, remediation, and summer study.

Students who registered for third-grade science can get access to second-grade science lessons as a part of their membership. Fourth-grade science is also available upon request and it allows them to progress or revise at their own pace.

If you are just learning about Let’s Read English, you are recommended to take a look at our interactive lesson demos. Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning as a guide to help them choose particular activities by using the activity finder or differentiate our curriculum with state standards.

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Science Curriculum Lessons for Third Grade

Total activities: 106

Chapter 1: Forces

Changes in Motion focuses on motion and the forces (like gravity and friction) that can change it as well as patterns of motion that can be predicted.

Chapter 2: Energy

Electricity & Magnetism focuses on the invisible forces of static electricity and magnetism as well as conductors and insulators and current electricity.

Chapter 3: Reproduction

Life Cycles focuses on the fact that all living things (plants and animals) have a unique life cycle but that they all include the stages of birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death.

Inheritance & Environment focuses on traits of living things and how they can be inherited or acquired, or influenced by the environment.

Chapter 4: Ecosystems

Adaptations & Variations focuses on changes in behavior and physical characteristics that can happen in a species, based on their needs and their environment.

Chapter 5: Earth

Weather & Climate focuses students’ attention on designing solutions for weather related hazards as well as weather patterns and the affects of weather on our every day lives.

Chapter 6: Space

Our Solar System focuses on the sun, our eight planets and other smaller bodies orbiting within our solar system.

Students can incorporate science with art by making spin paintings in the motion module. This is an enjoyable yet messy way to present the effect of motion and velocity.

Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number which is referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number”. These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

You can find the activity finder in the lower left-hand corner of the Student Dashboard. In order to use the activity finder, members can log in to the account of their children, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and then click “Go” to open it.

For more information, please check our hints and help section which provides more details about the activity finder.

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Are you wondering how many lessons your children can do every day? Our lesson planning worksheet can guide you to evaluate it.

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